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WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
excited about the global economy. some of the world's leading economic minds have gathered at the tokyo international tor forum for the annual meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank. nhk's ron madison is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis in europe. but also another factor is the slowing growth in china. also, political problems on the horizon in the united states as well as other places. now, the economists from the imf have answered some of our questions with their world economic outlook. we'll have the details of that coming up in just a few minutes. now, also finance ministers and central bankers from the group of 7 nations will
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
prolonged credit problems around the slow down of emerging economies. there will be donor countries and the meeting to discuss the arab spring popular movement. an international conference is slated for sundai. imf representatives are starting off a week of announcements by releasing their global economic outlook. they are lored forecast by 0.2%age points to 3.3% the the report says economic decline is serious in southern economic countries. it also points out the european uncertainty is slowing growth in emerging nations such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. china's domestic demand is sluggish and it's hurt exports throughout the region. growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow within
WHUT
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
. economists trying to push the leaders of developed economies down a prudent path. weighed some of the risks and say confidence pretty much everywhere is still pretty fragile. economists release global financial stability report, checkup of the financial system. >> the choice today is between making the necessary but tough policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> the man there says it is time for governments off to act. he said the biggest risk is the euro zone. private sector money pulled out from peripheral economies in the region back into the core ones. that is pushing up borrowing costs for government, banks, countries, italy and spain. this he is says feeding a further downturn to. reap ver to reverse the situation is well timed fiscal consolidation and they need to do this reducing excessive debts. economists fame size steps need to be take in to boost foundations beneath banks they hope the european stability and bond buying program will help rebuild investor confidence. they suggest a unified system
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
try to fd a way to keep the global economy from stalling. they're getting ready to meet in folk tokyo. their discussions are happening on the sidelines of the international monetary fund and world bank meetings. this is the first group of 7 meeting since april when ministers met in washington. they're trying to find ways to create steady growth despite europe's lingering debt crisis. representatives from eurozone countries are expected to look for support for the new rescue fund they launched monday. analysts say the global economy has been comparatively stable in recent months with financial rkets showing more solid movements but they warn china and other emerging economies are slowing down because of europe's problems. and those problems just seem to worsen day by day for eurozone members. a major u.s. ratings agency has downgraded spain's sovereign bonds. they're now just above junk territory. standard & poor's cut spain's credit rating by two notches, from bbb-plus to bbb-minus. only one notch above speculative status. they also point out a fear that worsening unemployment a
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
minister. seiji maehara has been advocating aggressive monetary easing to get the economy out of deflation. after the two-day meeting through friday, the policymakers shared the view that personal spending remains steady as the jobs situation is improving. but they agreed that output and exports by manufacturers, one of the main drivers of the japanese economy, are relatively weak due to a slowdown in the chinese and other economies. they also concur that companies are cautious about the business outlook. the policymakers implemented additional monetary measures in september. they included expanding to about $1 trillion the funds available to buy government bonds and other assets. they unanimously agreed to keep the monetary measures unchanged to wait and see their effects. maehara was the first cabinet minister in nine years to attend the boj policy meeting. >> translator: i have a sense of crisis about the continued strong yen and japan's inability to get out of deflation. i wanted to convey my view to the bank of japan by attending the meeting. >> he said the bank of japan's i
WHUT
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
asian countries, they have really been a bright spot for the global economy. but we are seeing, economies of europe and the u.s. starting to really stagnate. we are seeing a slowdown in china. and india. wondering how much can asia continue to support growth? >> as we see,isha^ kra asia re leader. we expect asia to grow 5.5% this year, rising to 6 poe% this yea above global growth. i would say, you will see demand pick up in asia and keep growing -- growth active and robust. >> speaking of domestic demand, how much will that be able to really shield asian countries, do you think from the global slowdown we are seeing. what do policy makers need to do to ensure that domestic demand continues? >> this is a very important issue. they're dealing with this, two ways to handle this. there is ram oom to build new stimulus on the fiscal side. for many countries, inflation is back in the comfort zone. and for national conditions a. accomodated. looking ahead -- asia is looking to rebalance. and raise domestic demand in different ways. between china and other countries in asia. >> so far
WHUT
Oct 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
that the global economy continues to recover, but she said the pace is slower than expected. what she called a veil of uncertainty covers various parts of the world. so she's urging policymakers in europe to act now. legarde encouraged them to follow through with plans to create a banking union. then she turned her attention to the friction between japan and south korea over territorial issues. she's calling on leaders from both countries now to patch up their relationship. she said it's critical for asian economies and for the global economy. japan of course locked in another territorial dispute with china. some chinese delegates as we know have stayed away from these meetings. legarde said they're missing out on a great opportunity. she says she hopes the problems between the two however long-standing could be resolved. the head of the world bank says the uncertainties in countries that we've been talking about are leading people in developing nations more vulnerable. kim jung in says it's making things worse. >> increasing food prices often force the poorest families to make terrib
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
economy. geithner meant with the indian finance minister in new delhi. >> i think the reforms outlined by the government of india offer very promising paths to improving growth outcomes for the indian economy. >> observers say geithner is urging the indian government to proceed with the economic reform policies. the prime minister has been trying to implement changes. one example is his push to open the retail sector to foreign supermarkets. plans to ease restrictions on foreign investment have sparked an angry reaction. one party has left the ruling coalition in protest. >>> now let's check on the markets. u.s. stock markets ended lower on tuesday as lingering uncertainties about the global economy led investors to sell shares. to see how stocks are trading this wednesday morning, let's go to ra mean at the tokyo stock exchange. the earnings season kicked off in the u.s. giving investors the jitters it seems. >> jitters indeed. we did see the dow trading lower but the nasdaq was the biggest loser after a brokerage down grade for intel which weighed on that tech heavy index, s
KCSMMHZ
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
may. the economy is one of the strongest in europe. still, the french, too, feel weighed down under the debt. structure or reform is the way to strengthen europe's union, but world economic leaders are strongly urging the implementation. can europe move into action? >> we are two very positive moves during last month. first with the ecb, second with growth. third with tax on financial transactions, which is going to happen between france, spain, italy, and other countries in europe. we are i believe truly taking into account political necessity to confront this crisis. of course it's too slow. we need to implement reforms. we're working on it. >> reporter: moscovici says the french, all europeans, in fact, should follow through with measures to reduce their debts. he said spending cuts are prerequisites for growth in the long run. >> this is why structural reforms are so necessary. and this is why if we need to deal seriously with that, i don't believe austerity is something good for the people. you cannot have growth in the midterm or long term if you've got austerity forever. we n
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
weakened further. in advanced economies growth is now too low to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: chief economist olivier blanchard outlined factors that are pulling down growth in developing economies, including budget restructuring and a weak banking system. he says is crisis in the eurozone remains the most obvious threat to the global outlook. now, he projected the region's economy will shrink by 0.4%. contrast that with the forecast for emerging markets and developing countries, that coming in at 5.3% growth. but blanchard and his colleagues see the downsides even in that figure. they've revised china's growth down 0.2 percentage points from three months ago, india's down 1.3 points. they forecast an increase of 2.2% in both japan and the united states. and they do predict, as well, stronger growth worldwide next year at 3.6%. blanchard said figuring these things out can make for a complex puzzle. i had the chance to speak with him earlier about what pieces need to fall into place. does seem the recovery is losing a bit of steam. take us where we st
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
increases will drive down the u.s. economy over what's called the fiscal cliff. central bankers from the u.s. and elsewhere explained how they were using additional monetary easing to curb their common problems. the ministers and governors didn't emerge with any official statements or even give signs of further coordinated action. they said something they've said before -- they'll keep working on it. reiko sakurai, nhk world, tokyo. >>> the head of the imf is asking those around her to draw on the spirit of their hosts. l christine lagarde says she's impressed by the resilience japanese showed as they worked to recover from last year's disaster. she's calling on leaders to share that sense of cooperation. >> we expect action, and we expect courageous and cooperative action on the part of our members. >> lagarde says she and her colleagues unwhat needs to be done. she's urging banking supervisors to complete the job of rewriting the rules of finance. government leaders need to tackle what she calls a legacy of high debt. lagarde says they should focus on getting people, particularly young
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
private-sector money is flowing out of peripheral economies in europe back to the core ones. that's been pushing up borrowing costs for governments and banks in countries such as spain and italy. vinals said neighbor nations need to do their part toward stability. policymakers need to build stronger firewalls and establish a banking union and a single supervisor. he said weak banks need to restructure their financing. now, vinals said what's happened in europe should serve as an example for financial leaders in the united states as well as here in japan. he said waiting until the strains become clearer just leads to harsher outcomes. vinals says japan's high level of debt presents a stability risk and said the government leaders need to deal with budget problems. they pointed to commercial bank holdings of government bonds as yet another risk. they project in five years bonds could make up a third of those banks' total assets and they warned those institutions would suffer heavy losses if interest rates rose. now, vinals said japanese leaders need to be more vigilant about their risks. i
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